Monday, December 8, 2014

Dora Vivian Swift

Mom passed away on Wednesday.  It's very sad she's not here anymore.  This is the photo and words from her obituary.

Swift, Dora Vivian
86, a 23 year resident of Mesa, Arizona, died Wednesday December 3, 2014, in her Mesa home.  Born July 11, 1928, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Evan and Miranda Aumick, she graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1946 and attended Arkansas University.  She was a high school band majorette.  She married Loren Keith Swift on December 21, 1947 in Fayetteville.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed bead work, painting, needlework, western dancing and keeping the box scores for  her husband's senior softball team.  She was a Red Glove revue stage production dancer and enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband and sons.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Evelyn, Jennie and Alice.  Survivors are her husband, two sons, Doug and Mark, nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa.  She was beloved by all and will be missed.

 This is the cemetery where she was cremated.  It's a very beautiful spot located on Main Street in Mesa, Arizona, near her home for the past 23 years.

 This is the mausoleum where her ashes were placed.

 This is the name plate over the resting place for her ashes, and below is Dad, her husband for 67 years placing her ashes in the mausoleum

She was the best mom any son could have, and was one of the kindest, sweetest, most loving people ever.  I am so lucky to have been her son and to have been raised by her.  I always knew she loved me and I loved her.  Good-bye Mom, till we meet again in the next life. 


  1. We loved her too. She was a very special woman indeed, and we will miss her very, very much.

  2. This is a beautiful post about a wonderful lady, that i'm sure had a huge influence on making you one of the kindest, sweetest and most loving people to Dad! I'm sorry she wont physical be with us any longer here on earth. She will be missed!